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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Samsung’s next smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has been the hot topic of the rumor mill for the past several weeks as we approach its debut. There are a lot of things that are unclear about the device. One thing that seems pretty definite, though, is that Samsung isn’t slouching on the design of this device as it prepares to launch a phone with nearly non-existent bezels, shown in the panels below.

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Security is always an important discussion on Android. If you stick to the Play Store, odds are you won’t run into issues, but some apps aren’t available through Google’s official portal. Rather, they have to be sideloaded as APKs, and that’s where holes open up.

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